Freehold: Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce the graduation of 28 newly sworn law enforcement officers from the Monmouth County Police Academy. On December 22, 18 recruits of the 101st Basic Course for Police Officers and 10 recruits from the 52nd Basic Course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers received their police training commission certifications during a ceremony.
“These fine men and one woman have demonstrated their commitment to law enforcement by persevering and successfully completing this intense training,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden, whose agency runs the Monmouth County Police Academy and had four recruits graduate. “Becoming a member of law enforcement is a great privilege, since there is no higher responsibility, than maintaining public safety. I’m proud of their accomplishments and commend all for a job well done.”
Both classes, which were combined, consisted of 20 weeks with 780 hours of training run through the Monmouth County Police Academy. The Basic Course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers has full police powers while on duty.
All recruits train in patrol concepts, defensive driving, professional development, weaponry and unarmed defense, criminal investigation, ethics, emergency medical care and physical training, along with a host of other courses.
Upon successful completion of the police training commission approved curriculum, the officers are well prepared to serve their respective law enforcement agencies
“We welcome our newest police academy graduates to our Monmouth County law enforcement family,” said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. “These graduates are choosing public service at a challenging time, knowing that they will have to earn the trust of the residents whom they will be serving. We have every expectation that they are up to this challenge and will serve their communities with honor and distinction.”
“On behalf of the entire Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to thank all of the Police Academy graduates for choosing a career in law enforcement and for the public service they will perform to protect our communities,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “Monmouth County truly has the best law enforcement in the State and each of these graduates will contribute to that.”
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